What are you doing on Oct 22? Microsoft is putting a Tupperware-style twist on the upcoming Windows 7 rollout, launching a new initiative to encourage thousands of employees, partners and technology enthusiasts to throw parties in their homes and communities to demonstrate and help spread the word about its new OS - Slashdot …
That made my day.
Someone has way too much time on their hands..
She's back... :-)
Having to fight with stupid project leaders at the moment that made a fantastic distraction!
And is exactly what I thought when I heard about the idea of the parties, and exactly why I wouldn't throw one!
Oh hi Jon,
I'm fine thank you, so you're from the internet? Oh yes that's right. Yes it is a shame kids don't need to use their imaginations anymore. Oh I agree, they couldn't see a joke if it jumped up and grabbed their testicles, shouting "arrrgh! I'm funny"
Yes well it's your own fault, I did attempt to warn you, I've got some cream somewhere. What? No, just leave now. Your coat? Yes it's behind the door with the Linux geek.
More please (and more BOFH too).
That made my brain cell hurt.
that is all
To be honest, I think this whole party thing is going to backfire on Microsoft, badly.
I mean, considering...
*) The only people who are going to do this are already aligned to Microsoft.
*) People not aligned to MS are going to have a nice party and hope that some kind soul will knock the laptop with their elbow in such a way that a critical rear corner is the first part to hit the deck.
*) Anyone with a Sony Vaio or one of those Fujitsu Siemens machines will have an issue when it comes to XP Virtualisation Technology time ... or is that part missing from the party manual?
*) Lets face it ... when it comes to having a REALLY good time, the only electronics involved are some batteries and a fast, off-centre weighted motor; and should the day come when we need software licences and updates for that kind of technology, then we really ARE ... um ... screwed.
What's that you say? Wireless versions that talk over the Internet have been around for years? Oh. Well, given that most of them only run on Windows and MSN anyway, that'll probably be what these paries are all about then.
Party hard, people! .... um ... do those tote bag thingies contain any lubricant?
'Summer Guitars Stuck in a Lift Collection 2009 Volume 2' Worth it for this alone!
Mindless drivle. Shame.
one of those InstallFests that I nearly attended once. Luckily I met up with the LUG beforehand and decided not to go.
Ha Ha! Well done Verity, great parody. The 'presentation' deflated like those balloons.
And for those who didn't get it - you're clearly lost and need to relocate to a different site.
I do hope your guests were a young, affluent, stylish mix of races.
I regret to say that when I was in my teens, most of the parties I used to go I couldn't remember very much about them afterwards. Which is why I probably enjoyed them...
Perhaps we should persuade Microsoft to link up with Carlsberg to organise these things.
Open source GPL vibrator for men.
Everybody has had their hand in it.
what's the yellow cat in white wig? ..sorry
Fantastic. Sister called Parity!
And all very amusing - probably the bestest thing about the whole Windows 7 launch.
I'd imagine that the real Win 6.1 parties will be waaaay more tedious.
@Rhydy: spotty yellow cat... Sort of like a leopard. With a white wig. Snow Leopard, per chance. Or it's Boris Johnson in some dubious 80's leopard print Spandex... Your choice.
...About half-way through I started to hear it narrated by Joyce Grenfield ("George? Don't do that...")
It's been that sort of day...
"'I do hope your guests were a young, affluent, stylish mix of races."
But some had white heads photoshopped onto them
"what's the yellow cat in white wig? ..sorry"
white=snow - do we really need to explain the rest? ;-)
"Mindless drivle. Shame."
ho ho, someone else who didn't "get it" and couldn't spell drivol, erm, dribble, erm, drivel (yes!) either.
Say, why can't I choose more than one icon?
Love it Verity. Cracked me up.
But can we have a little bit of Demis Roussos?
...is going to make a parody Windows 7 Party video wearing a snowleopard fursuit, I can just feel it.
What else will you be avoiding on the weekend of the 21st Sept? Took me a minute and a quick Goo... Bling.. Bing confirmed it...
Funny, I've not been invited to a Win7 Party yet... odd ...
... to rent a Tux...
You weren't the only one to read it in Joyce Grenfell's voice. Still much missed
...that snobbish Londoners were as bad as snobbish New Yorkers?
If you're going to make snow leopard jokes, stick with the stereotype. Yes, I know the fur colour is seasonal.
And now I know what to do if I get an invite (slim chance I hope)
... must've been a jolly good crop!
"some batteries and a fast, off-centre weighted motor" never heard it desrcibed like that, damn funny.
They're not, they're worse! At least snobbish New Yorkers, if they attend self-defence classes, actually learn something - snobbish Londoners wouldn't hear anything because they'd be too busy relaying the most hilarious story about how their waiter served their chardonnay 1.5 degrees too cool and they "just simply had to send it back - it was dreadful, oh and of course he was an immigrant so perhaps it's not his fault he didn't know (do they have wine in latvia isobelle, you holidayed there last year didn't you? Oh of course, I forgot about that - poor trixie, she's never quite been the same has she.)"
I heard there is a real good party at the same time. Loads of pizza and Red Bull available. There will even be decoration and all (a penguin sticker on the basement's door I believe). But then again the transcript might not have been as funny: "Mhhh. MhMh. Hmmmm. HMhhhmmmHHHHm. Ntntnt. Hm" and so on. And as far as music goes, the Imperial March on loop can be a bit tiresome after the first 2 hours. Especially with the basement's reverberation.
"when it comes to having a REALLY good time, the only electronics involved are some batteries and a fast, off-centre weighted motor"
Nothing like a Wild Tail for some serious pussy fun:
Keep 'em coming, Verity!
Paris because she knows all about partying hard as well.
They won't be nearly as much fun as that.
Beer - because that would make them more fun.
"a little kelker shows I picked up"
Does Parity write, too?
Only just caught up with this .... excellent stuff
... dancing to the EULA! Gurning as it trashes your XP data. Frantically babbling "I love you" to the girl on the phone telling you the 40 character activation key you need as your wireless doesn't seem to work...
I hope my party goes off just as well it had all the perfect party elements including a youn whippersnapper who is born of the man with horns.
what is even worse, is that the Dirty Mac fanbois across the street went even tackier with the lights :), only for their Leccy Box to explode an hour later :)
Anon because some maccy bois know me :)
Looks like the sense of humour bypass operation was a complete success then buddy...
Try this - or googling "George Don't do that" Grenfell
cos when Ms launched their last software, the boys in suits all ponced around in polar bear suits. Why they were asked?
They responded, "...because they eat penguins! (Linux) geddit?"
Obviously the jingoistic boys in suits have never examined the Globe.